*Update 07/21/16: Public Health England has released similar advice the entire UK population. Read more here.

How much vitamin D should I take? What are the vitamin D recommendations for adults in the United Kingdom? How much vitamin D should I take while pregnant? We get asked this question a lot!

With all of the different articles and recommendation groups, vitamin D recommendations can become confusing.  Luckily, we’re here to help. While we here at Ddrops cannot recommend dosing to your specific needs, we can provide you with the dosing information specifically for adults from a group here in the United Kingdom.

The Department of Health recommends that all adults should take a daily vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms. Below is a summary of current vitamin D recommendations from UK expert groups:

Recommended Intake Chart UK Pregnancy

Recommended Intake Chart UK Pregnancy

Please remember your healthcare practitioner would be the best person to speak with regarding your specific needs around vitamin D supplementation.


[1] Vitamin D. NHS Choices –http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-minerals/pages/vitamin-d.aspx

[2] Vitamin D: Increasing Supplements use among at-risk groups. NICE. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph56

[3] British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group’s position statement on vitamin D deficiency. BMJ. http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8182/rr/619983